DETECTIVE CONAN: ZERO THE ENFORCER Press Notes and High-Res Images
New Anime Film Now Playing in Japan
Source: Toho Co., Ltd., TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Official Site: conan-movie.jp (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Toho and TMS Entertainment have provided information and high-res images from their new anime film, DETECTIVE CONAN: ZERO THE ENFORCER (名探偵コナン ゼロの執行人（しっこうにん）, Meitantei Konan Zero no Shikkohito (Shikkonin)). The 22nd movie based on the Detective Conan manga by Gosho Aoyama was released nationwide in Japan on Friday, April 13th.
The previous movie in the series, DETECTIVE CONAN: THE CRIMSON LOVE LETTER (名探偵コナン から紅の恋歌（からくれないのらぶれたー, 2017）, recorded the highest box office revenue of the franchise so far with 6.89 billion yen in Japan. It was also the top earning Japanese movie of 2017.
On April 9th, TMS Entertainment President Yoshiharu Suzuki commented that: “Advance ticket sales [for ZERO THE ENFORCER] began on March 3, 2018 and already over 170,000 tickets have been sold. This is even a stronger momentum than the previous movie. We are also actively working on overseas licensing and plan to release the movie in various countries after its domestic release. I look forward to having people all over the world enjoy this work.”
This film follows a secret mission and a mystery in which those who expose the truth clash against those who stand for justice. The voice cast includes celebrities like actress Aya Ueto (the AZUMI and THERMAE ROMAE films, A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING – A TRUE LOVE STORY), returning to the franchise 12 years after playing herself in an episode of in the TV series, and comedian Daikichi Hakata, who joins the cast for the first time. Furthermore, “Rei -ZERO-”, the theme song contributed by Masaharu Fukuyama, expresses the clash between different worldviews that takes place in the story.
Director Yuzuru Tachikawa (ATTACK ON TITAN, DEATH BILLIARDS) participates in a DETECTIVE CONAN production for the first time. Several long-time members are involved in the staff and cast, including script writer Takeharu Sakurai, Katsuo Ono writing the music, and Minami Takayama starring as the main character Conan Edogawa, along with Wakana Yamazaki as Ran Mori, Rikiya Koyama as Kogoro Mori, and Toru Furuya in the featured in the role of Toru Amuro. The production also received cooperation from Paradise City, Korea’s first integrated resort (IR) facility, managed by Sega Sammy Holdings.
ABOUT DETECTIVE CONAN (aka CASE CLOSED)
The Detective Conan manga was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday, published by Shogakukan Inc., in 1994. The total sales of the 94 published volumes has exceeded 200 million copies.
Shinichi Kudo is a high school detective. One day, members of the criminal Black Organization give Shinichi a strange poison and his body reverted back to when he was in the first grade! Hiding his identity, he made a new name for himself: Conan Edogawa.
Conan now lives with his childhood friend Ran Mouri and her detective father in hopes of hunting down the Black Organization while still working as a detective. He faces numerous difficult cases and goes against notorious thieves but keeps on solving mysteries.
On May 1st, a newly built facility in Tokyo Bay called “Edge of Ocean” hosts the Tokyo Summit. Despite the presence of 22,000 police officers on site, a massive explosion rocks the enormous facility!
The incident is investigated by Toru Amuro of the Security Bureau of the National Police Agency, the agency in charge of Public Safety Police across the country. But Conan can’t help but be suspicious of Amuro’s secretive behavior and his connection to a previous bombing incident.
During the investigation, fingerprints are found on evidence at the crime scene that match those of Ran’s father, Kogoro Mori! Could this be some kind of conspiracy? Conan and Amuro clash over the arrest of Kogoro. Is Toru Amuro a friend or foe?
Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, April 13, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Conan Edogawa: Minami Takayama
Ran Mori: Wakana Yamazaki
Kogoro Mori: Rikiya Koyama
Toru Amuro: Toru Furuya
Kyoko Tachibana: Aya Ueto
Fumikazu Haba: Daikichi Hakata
Ai Haibara: Megumi Hayashibara
Ayumi Yoshida: Yukiko Iwai
Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya: Ikue Otani
Genta Kojima: Wataru Takagi
Hyoe Kuroda: Yukimasa Kishino
Eri Kisaki: Gara Takashima
Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa
Original Story: Gosho Aoyama (serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday)
Screenplay: Takeharu Sakurai
Music: Katsuo Ono
Theme Song: “Rei -ZERO-” by Masaharu Fukuyama
Production: Detective Conan Committee (TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd., Shogakukan Inc., Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Nippon Television Network Corporation, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co., Ltd., Toho Co., Ltd.)
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment, V1 Studio
© 2018 GOSHO AOYAMA/DETECTIVE CONAN COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved.
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for over ten consecutive years since 2003.
About TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS) is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished animation studios. TMS has won recognition from the international filmmaking industry for its highly-acclaimed animation, pioneering techniques and proud commitment to quality. With a dedicated team of development, production and design executives, TMS’s growing reputation is reflected by the versatility, artistry and originality of the programs the company has produced for international markets worldwide.
Established in 1964, TMS has produced more than 200 features, and over 100 TV program series, with a total of 12,000 half hours for global distribution. TMS programs have attained worldwide recognition and TMS will continue to strive for excellence.